Society News

Published 7:08 am Saturday, March 9, 2019

Brownsdale Study Club

The Brownsdale Study Club met Feb. 27, 2019 at the home of Mary Gallaher.

The meeting had been postponed from the previous week due to weather. Vice President Sharon Willis brought the meeting to order with the reading of the Collect. The minutes and treasurer’s reports were read.

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Ten members answered roll call by describing the largest bird they’ve ever seen. There was no new or old business. A motion was made, seconded and passed to adjourn the meeting.

Mary Moritz gave the outside reading on “Five Things to Know about Packaged Salad Greens.” These included tips on rinsing and storing unpackaged greens, and how to best store greens from a bag.

Prewashed greens are generally safe without added rinsing. It’s typically better to buy clamshells than bags and greens should be discarded by expiration date.

Sharon presented the main topic for Jane Hartson in her absence. On the evening of July 21, 1937, a fire destroyed a farmhouse near Northwood, Iowa. The remains of Ellert Lindely were found in the rubble as well as enough of the front door for Edward Parks, a friend, to notice it held a padlock that had been bolted from the outside.

The local sheriff was not concerned about this so Parks went to Sheriff Ira W. Syck of Austin. He gave all the information he could to the sheriff about a potential crime along with the phrase “Cain killed Abel…” Eventually, after much investigating, Sheriff Syck got a murder confession from Clinert Lindely, the brother of Ellert Lindely.

Mary served a delicious orange cake.

Duplicate Bridge

Two sessions of Duplicate Bridge this week. and Feb. 27, 4 1/2 tables.

Winners on Feb. 26 were: First place, Vandy Newman and Rick Stroup and second place, Larry Crowe and Bill Momsen.

Feb. 27 winners were: First place, Dave Ring and Orrin Roisen; second place, Vandy Newman and Ron Peters; third place (tie), Joyce Crowe and Millie Seiver and Loren Cleland and Bud Higgins; fifth place,Larry Crowe and Rick Stroup.

Players come from Adams, Albert Lea, Rose Creek, Austin and Mason City, Iowa. We always  acknowledge birthdays and welcome  new players.  If anyone would like to get into a competitive card game, join this group on either day at the Mower County Senior Center in Austin.Need a partner? Call Joyce at 1-507-437-2750